General

Model

D2 Thunderbolt 2 8tb
Backup Plus 2tb
Canvio Basics 500gb

Manufacturer

LaCie
Seagate
Toshiba

Amazon rating

4.1
4.1
4.4

Customer reviews on Amazon

325
16021
4011

Connections

USB Type-C

FireWire

Thunderbolt

USB 3.0

USB 2.0

SATA

Wireless

Platform

Windows 10

Windows 8

Windows 7

Windows XP

Mac

Xbox

Sony PS

Specifications

Capacity

8 TB
2 TB
500 GB

File System

Unformatted
NTFS
NTFS

Read speed

200 MB/s
121MB/s
109MB/s

Write speed

192 MB/s
125MB/s
101MB/s

Connectivity Technology

USB 3.0
USB 3.0
USB 3.0

Cache

64 MB
128 MB
8 MB

Rotation speed

7200 rpm
5400 rpm
5400 rpm

Data transfer rate

USB 3.0

5.0 Gbps
5.0 Gbps
5.0 Gbps

USB 2.0

480 Mbps
480 Mbps

Operating temperature

Min

5°C
5°C
5°C

Max

35°C
35°C
35°C

Storage temperature

Min

min 20°C

Max

60°C
60°C
60°C

Protection

Shockproof

Waterproof

256-bit encryption

NFC security

Features

Colour

gray
red
black

LEDs

Form Factor

3.5"
2.5"
2.5"

RAID support

USB 3.0 cable included

Auto Backup

Warranty

3 Years
2 Years
1 Year

Dimensions

Product size

8.55 x 2.35 x 5.12 inches
4.5 x 3 x 0.5 inches
4.7 x 3.1 x 0.6 inches

Weight

14.6 ounces
4.8 ounces
8.2 ounces

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